Eco Activism


Maties in motion


Words by Emily van RijswijckThe University of Stellenbosch (SU) in the Western Cape has launched a cycling project to promote greener, more sustainable living on campus and, at the same time, resolve some of the university’s traffic problems.


Five things to do for Earth Hour


Switch off to switch on You might think that social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook keep you socially connected, but often the opposite is true. (Just how many online friends do you know? Exactly.) So, Earth Hour is the perfect time to get together with friends and switch off all comput


Green banking with Nedbank


Words by Rachel BriantThere are certain UK banks that invest only in that which is good, green and clean – namely Triodos ( and the Co-operative ( – but it is not immediately clear which local banks follow suit. Nedbank advertises itself as a ‘


Let Africa Be Your Valentine


Fairtrade Incites South Africans to Show Their Love for Africa This Valentine’s Day Fairtrade Label South Africa (FLSA) rebels against traditional Valentine’s Day norms as we  gear up to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a new, nonconformist campaign that will shake the hearts of romance diggers


Cape Town’s Coastline being Defaced


A disturbing and dangerous trend of rock piling has recently been noticed along Kommetijie beaches, to such an extent that the City of Cape Town and SANParks have issued a statement appealing to the public to refrain from stacking rocks. The defacement of the natural coas